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Andhra Pradesh: 240 fishermen at sea rescued by Siva G September 16,2021   |  Source: The Times of India

Timely intervention by officials in Visakhapatnam and Ganjam in Odisha saved the lives of 240 fishermen on Wednesday. Thirty mechanised boats off Vizag harbour were stranded in the sea close to Ganjam due to a depression in the Bay of Bengal. The fishermen were rescued after sending SOS calls to officials. District authorities and Vizag police commissioner Manish Kumar Sinha contacted Ganjam officials for the safety of the fishermen. “As many as 240 fishermen had gone out to sea six to seven days ago before the depression in the Bay of Bengal,” joint director, fisheries department, P Lakshmana Rao said.


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